Alvaro Negredo

Alvaro Negredo was born August 20, 1985.

Born in Madrid, Negredo first played for Rayo Vallecano in 2003 in Spain's third division, where he scored 14 goals in each of his first two seasons there.

The Spanish striker's career would continue at Real Madrid's second division team in 2005. After playing only two seasons with Madrid, Negredo was sold to UD Almería.

Negredo got his first taste of top division football in La Liga with Almería that year, and finished the campaign as the side's leading scorer with 13 goals.

After two years with Almería, Real Madrid bought Negredo back to the capital, only to move him shortly afterwards to Sevilla FC.

With Sevilla, Negredo truly broke out in the 2010-11 season, netting 26 goals in all competitions. The Spaniard would also score a career-high 31 goals with the club in the 2012-2013 season, which prompted Manchester City to buy the striker the following summer.

In his first and only season in England, Negredo scored 23 goals in all competitions and a tournament-high six goals in the Capital One Cup that year.

The following season, Negredo was loaned to Valencia CF back home in Spain, and has since been bought by the club.

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